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How To Install Failover Clustering with PowerShell

Introduction In this post we will cover some more automation with PowerShell and in automating installing Failover Cluster features with PowerShell on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. We will cover the commands available to install the features needed that can be run individually and also a simple script to install the features and log the results. So what are the features available to install... read more

How To Create SYMLINK’s on Windows 2012 R2 Server Using mklink

Introduction In this post we will expand more on creating symlink’s to directories and files on a Windows 2012 R2 server using mklink command. This post builds on a previous post on mounting NFS exports on Windows server 2012 R2. Process So we have an NFS mount, and now we would like to create a symlink to a sub-directory in the export and also to a sub-directory on a local drive on the Windows... read more

How To Restart or Stop Microsoft AntiMalware Service MsMpEng

Introduction Microsoft AntiMalware Service (MsMpEng.exe) is Microsoft’s free AntiVirus solution. The service cannot be stopped and has to be forced to stop. You may want to do this in cases where you need to install a product being blocked or some other reasons. The service is also referred to as MsMpEng.exe. AIn this post we will discuss how to do this using psexec and procexp (Process Explorer).... read more

How To Mount NFS Exports on Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction So you have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server and you need to have the ability to have this server access an NFS export. No problem due to Client for NFS Windows feature.  Using this Windows feature and the mount command we can access NFS exports. In this post we will cover adding the feature and command sot access and also how to create a server mount at boot using local policy and a command... read more

How to Install BIND 9 Tools on Windows 10

Introduction There are many tools needed to troubleshoot network DNS issues. One of many tools is the dig command which is part of BIND tools as well as arpaname, host, nslookup and delv. In this post we will coverdownloading and installing BIND 9 tools   Installation. First step is to download the BIND 9 package. Go to https://www.isc.org/downloads/ and select the current stable version, 9.11.00 as... read more

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